Charity hunts for Welwyn Hatfield residents who help those affected by dementia
PUBLISHED: 16:45 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:13 11 August 2017
A national charity is on the hunt for people in Welwyn Hatfield who are improving the lives of those affected by dementia to honour them at an awards ceremony.
Now in their fourth year, the Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Friendly Awards celebrate people who are raising awareness, changing attitudes and challenging misunderstanding around dementia.
Dementia devastates lives and by 2021, one million people will be living with the condition.
The awards team wants to hear from people who are leading the dementia movement, inspiring others and are determined to transform the dementia landscape forever.
This year there are 13 awards up for grabs across 10 categories, including: Dementia Friendly Organisation, Community Partnership, Dementia Friends Champion, Innovation, Young person’s contribution, Journalist, and Inspiring Individual.
The team are also introducing a new category to celebrate individual and group fundraiser of the year.
Gayl Staines, Alzheimer’s Society operations manager for Hertfordshire, said: “I’m keen to see a variety of entrants from Hertfordshire as there’s some terrific dementia-friendly work taking place here throughout the year.
“Every day we hear examples of people in the community who’ve made a real difference to the lives of people with dementia. “This year’s awards will give them the recognition they truly deserve.”
Anyone who has made a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia is encouraged to enter.
Industry experts will unite with people affected by dementia to choose the winners.
Nominations close at midnight on Monday, August 21.
Enter by searching ‘Dementia Friendly Awards’ at alzheimers.org.uk
Entrants can nominate themselves or others.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 29, by Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon CBE.